Monday, February 11, 2019

Quick Review: Evermore (Everless #2) by Sara Holland

*This review contains spoilers for the first book.
Evermore by Sara Holland
(Everless #2)
by Sara Holland
December 31, 2018
368 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
Jules Ember confronts the girl who is both her oldest friend and greatest enemy in the highly anticipated sequel to Everless, praised by New York Times bestelling author Stephanie Garber as “an intoxicating blend of blood, secrets, and haunting mythology.” Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: She is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress.

The whole kingdom believes that Jules is responsible for the murders, and a hefty bounty has been placed on her head. And Caro is intent on destroying Jules, who stole her heart twelve lifetimes ago. Now Jules must piece together the stories of her past lives to save the person who has captured her heart in this one.

Perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard, Kiera Cass, and Kendare Blake, Evermore is the high-stakes, star-crossed follow up to the New York Times bestselling Everless that fans have been waiting for.



As a highly talked about YA debut last year Everless lived up to the hype for me. I loved its unique concept and was eager to finish the story with Evermore. Sadly the conclusion fell flat for me and was even difficult to get through.

What I Liked:
- Jules wasn't alone and on the run the whole book (there's also a bad part to this)
- Liam- I liked him from book 1 so his doubled presence in Evermore was most welcome
- Jules was brave and did what she had to
- the bittersweet friendship twist at the end
- the epilogue was well-done with hope

"Everything worth doing is dangerous." (p. 204).

The Not So Much:
- the pacing was so slow
- the plot was uninteresting
- the undying loyalty from people (most notably Elias) Jules barely knew
- the most unique aspect in Everless- the blood currency, was pushed to the side
- the instalove, the L word was whipped out way too fast
- I felt like Liam liked Jules BECAUSE she's the Alchemist
- the final showdown between Jules and Caro was too fast and easy

Overall I wanted a little more suspense and intrigue to Evermore but it just didn't happen. I'm sad I couldn't enjoy the second book more but I think the Everless duology will appeal to beginner fantasy readers.
3 Cats


  1. I just finished Everless and really enjoyed it. I hope that I like the sequel more than you did.

    1. Me too, good luck!! I really wish I liked it more.


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